Pets for Seniors

Because the VHS understands the mental and physical benefits of owning pets, the shelter offers adoptable animals free of charge to senior citizens. The Pets for Seniors program waives the adoption fee for those who qualify.

Senior adopters must still complete the required paperwork and it must be approved by an Adoption Counselor, as with any other adoption. The fee is waived if the following qualifications are met:

  • The adopter is at least 70 years of age.
  • The pet that is adopted must be at least 8 years of age.
  • The animal must be altered (spayed/neutered) at the time of surrender.
  • If the animal was not altered at the time of surrender but all other above requirements are met, then the adopter will be required to pay only the necessary procedure fees (surgery, microchip, and vaccinations.)

If all of the above requirements are not met, the adopter will be charged the regular adoption fee for the animal.